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Toys of the '80s

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(206 votes)
10 questions
English
These toys were popular in the '80s, how much do you know about them?
1

Once called “The Pet Rock of the ‘80s”, which ball was released with a lack of fanfare from the industry?

Koosh Ball

Kooch Ball

Rubber Fun Ball

Splat Ball

41% got this right

Within a year the Koosh Ball became a best seller at Christmas and was soon available in 20 countries around the world.
2

This is the Glo Worm, a plush toy with the ability to glow in the dark. Which part of this toy glows?

The face

The body

The entire thing

The hat

65% got this right

Decades after its release, the Glo Worm was criticized for using toxic phthalates to soften the plastic.
3

Created in 1984, this plush toy inspired a TV special, two TV shows, and even a feature film. What is this toy called?

Pound Puppy

Pound Pal

Puppy Pal

Shelter Pup

45% got this right

While the television shows were successful, the movie "Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw" was not well-received.
4

This is the Speak & Spell, a toy that combined the worlds of education and entertainment. What company developed it?

Texas Instruments

Fisher-Price

Hasbro

Playskool

Hard  18% got this right

The Speak & Spell was the first toy released, with the Speak & Read and Speak & Math following closely behind.
5

Often considered to be one of the most dangerous toys ever made, what is the name of this infamous toy?

Moon Shoes

Bounce Boots

Gravity Boots

Space Shoes

44% got this right

In the '50s, the original design of the Moon Shoe was made of metal with two giant springs on each shoe.
6

This is the Atari video game console, what was the first game Atari released for this console?

Pong

57% got this right

Atari released the arcade version of Pong in 1972, by 1975 they released the console version for at-home gaming.
7

This toy was invented by a retired Boeing engineer as a gift for his grandson, what is it called?

Roller Racer

Derby Devil

Lean Machine

Rock n' Ride

41% got this right

The Roller Racer was originally called the Flying Turtle, which was the name the inventor of the toy gave it.
8

This is the Teddy Ruxpin, one of the best-selling toys of the '80s - what is not true?

It clapped its hands

It blinked

It read a story

Its mouth moved

37% got this right

9

In 1977, Xavier Roberts created what we know of as Cabbage Patch Dolls, but what were they originally called?

Little People

Big Tops

Muppet Heads

Muppet Tops

Hard  28% got this right

Xavier Roberts was only 21 when he invented this toy, by the time he was 26 he was a millionaire.
10

These toys were made with the goal to gross out parents and entertain kids, what are these toys called?

Madballs

Monsterballs

Terrorballs

Uglyballs

Hard  14% got this right

The mind behind Madballs was originally hired to illustrate greeting cards until he started drawing macabre bunnies.